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Beneficiary ID Check

You have received this notification because we are instructed to act in connection with the administration of an estate where a legacy has been left to you in the Will of the deceased.


The next steps and what you need to do now


1.    Please read this letter and the details on how to verify your identity.


2.    Downloadable from the bottom of this article and sent in the post to you with this letter is a Beneficiary Details Form. Please complete this and return it to us in the provided envelope. This information allows us to verify your Identity and know how you wish to receive the legacy. Information on how we handle your data can be found on our website or a hard copy can be requested by calling us on 01209 213 646 -


3.    Please complete the Electronic ID check or verify your Identity in person.


Identity Verification Regulations for Beneficiaries

As part of our legal obligation under the 2017 (Information on the Payer Act), we must complete ID verifications on you. We conduct electronic checks with our AML partner, Thirdfort. Please note we are unable to release your legacy until such time as you have satisfied the verification process. To complete the electronic ID verification, you will need to complete a two-step process and have:


-      Access to a smartphone or tablet with camera.


-      A Valid Passport (Any Country) or Valid UK Photocard Driving License (We cannot accept paper licenses.)


-      Two separate forms of Address ID dated within the last 90 days (3 months)

o   i.e. Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Letter from Government Body/Organisation.


If you do not have access to a smartphone/tablet or don’t have a Passport/Driving License, you will need to verify your ID in person.

For information on verifying your Identity Electronically please see this article HERE

For information on verifying your Identity In-Person please see this article HERE


Estate beneficary details form
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We (Thirdfort) are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act. Our registration number is A8225019.

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Thirdfort uses state of the art security measures, including end-to-end 256-bit TLS encryption used by all major banks to encrypt your data.

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We (Thirdfort) are certified by the UK government cyber security accreditation scheme, Cyber Essentials Plus, who conduct an annual audit on our systems and processes.

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We comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and protect your data under EU law.

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